Paula Kiger is a CFCA sponsor and blogger at www.biggreenpen.com. For International Women’s Day, she sent us this blog post about her mission awareness trip to Guatemala last year.
Thirty-eight people and I participated in a mission awareness trip to Guatemala in July 2011.
On our first full day in Guatemala, we traveled to the CFCA center in San Lucas (about a two-hour drive).
On the way, we stopped in Ciudad Vieja to get acquainted with the people who are served by the CFCA office there.
The people at that office went out of their way to give us a big welcome. There were songs, dances, presentations by project participants, and lunch.
At each of the places we visited, we were given mementoes of the visit.
At Ciudad Vieja, we were given samples of the candy that many of the mothers of sponsored children have learned to make and sell to tourists. This project allows them to provide for their families and to learn a marketable skill.
We also heard from the mothers who do “ribbon embroidery,” also to be sold in Antigua, one of the main tourist destinations in Guatemala. Read more